Dec. 4, 2012
The holidays are a time for lots of buying decisions, which makes it a perfect time to go green. What better way than to start with the tree.
Many consumers still face the annual question of whether it is better for the planet to cut down a real tree or buy an artificial one. But Will McClatchey, vice president of research at the Botanical Research Institute in Fort Worth, said there is little room for debate—real trees are better.